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Old 01-12-2004, 05:34 PM
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So, I have too much time on my hands.....

I wanted to shoot something other than a rectangular piece of paper. Having worked the USPSA nationals last summer (volunteer) I thought I might like those cardboard targets they use. Looked at the Target Barn website, more than I wanted to spend. I found a used one at the range and traced it out on plywood. Then cut out a 8" circle for the "A" zone, so I could staple a piece of cardboard on to the back. I used whatever was in the recycle bin. (Pizza boxes, motor oil boxes etc.) I wanted to be able to shoot alot, but not waste the plywood at the range. This way, I can get some of that cardboard colored tape and shoot many rounds without having to constantly buy new ply. Keeps the recycle bin empty too. I made several singles, some doubles with "No shoots" and a "Presidente" I left at the range along with a couple of doubles. Very easy to make. I already had the paint. Shot my P22 and my Kimbers, multiple shots on multiple targets was VERY FUN!

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Old 01-12-2004, 05:40 PM
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There are ranges not allowing any "torso shaped" targets!
Those look great Brian.
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Old 01-12-2004, 05:45 PM
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Thanks!

I was a little worried. This range is very informal. $20 bucks a year and 8 hrs volunteer time. I have no idea if these are "Kosher" but imagine I'll hear about it if they're not. The ones I left will probably get shot up pretty quick so...... no big deal? Why would ranges not allow torso shaped targets I ask?

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Old 01-12-2004, 07:32 PM
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The outdoor range that I shoot at (French Range, Fort Knox, KY) will allow "torso" type but not the ones that depict a person ie; Osam bin Ladin, Saddam, etc. Political correctness I guess.
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Old 01-12-2004, 08:17 PM
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Looks good....I get FREE used IPSC cardboard silhouettes from the 2 local clubs I shoot with and keep taping and using those until they fall apart. You might want to check with a local club in your area.

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Old 01-12-2004, 08:28 PM
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used targets

One of my tasks at the nationals was collecting used targets. We had a horse trailer (holds four) FULL to the brim! I'm kicking myself for not grabbing a few..........THOUSAND! I was amazed at how many were thrown away. At the time I was thinking steel. I bought a spring loaded mini-popper from MGM Targets. I love shooting it. 25 yds. with an SKS did no damage. Took a little paint off the back, that's it.

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Old 01-13-2004, 03:32 AM
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Targets look great. I may have to steal the idea this summer.

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Old 01-13-2004, 07:33 AM
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Anybody know what the cheapest place is to just buy paper silhouette targets?
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Old 01-21-2004, 01:22 PM
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I think someone should design, manufacture, and market a Saddam and/or Osama target that would:

1. Audibly beg forgiveness, if hit, and
2. Audibly belch and/or fart, if missed.

This would be a fun thing.

If I were clever enough to do it, I would.

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Old 01-21-2004, 06:25 PM
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Anybody know what the cheapest place is to just buy paper silhouette targets?

Scubie,

I don't know that this is the cheapest place to buy targets, but he does have good prices on good targets.

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Old 01-22-2004, 08:18 PM
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guys, just go to any USPSA, IDPA or NRA Action pistol match, help with tear-down and grab some. get some pasters (or office depot packing tape works well) and those targets will easily last a few pratice sessions.

the shooting games are great fun, you'll meet nice people and you'll hone your skills. you can't loose.
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Old 01-24-2004, 05:37 PM
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Thanks bigdave....I suggested that about 10 days back. Go figure.....I would rather spend my time shooting then building targets but to each his own.
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